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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

versión On-line ISSN 1025-0255

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CARMENATES-ALVAREZ, Bárbara Maitee et al. Intestinal tuberculosis: a challenge diagnosis. AMC [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.3, pp.389-396. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background:

tuberculosis is a public health problem to a world scale. It is a systemic illness that can rarely affect the gastrointestinal tract and it is not very frequent in pediatrics. Its diagnosis constitutes a great challenge.

Objective:

to present the case of an adolescent with digestive issues as first symptoms of intestinal tuberculosis.

Presentation of the case:

15 year-old patient, masculine, with history of abdominal pain, chronic diarrheas, loss of weight and fever with chills. For this symptomatology he was remitted to our gastroenterology consultation.

Conclusions:

the intestinal tuberculosis should be suspected in pediatric patients with symptoms of intestinal malabsorption. Clinical improvement of the digestive issues was observed after beginning with the antituberculous treatment.

Palabras clave : TUBERCULOSIS; GASTROINTESTINAL/diagnosis; TUBERCULOSIS, GASTROINTESTINAL/therapy; MALABSORPTION SYNDROMES/therapy; ADOLESCENT; GRANULOMA.

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